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Maroon 5 Announces New Single 'Wait' , Releases Fun, Filter-Inspired Music Video
Maroon 5 Announces New Single 'Wait' , Releases Fun, Filter-Inspired Music Video
January 17, 2018

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 announce their new single Wait via 222 Records/Interscope. The band also unveils the music video for Wait , exclusively on Spotify (US), followed by a worldwide release on VEVO today, January 17th.

Unison Media Announces Season 3 of its Acclaimed Crypt Sessions Series
Unison Media Announces Season 3 of its Acclaimed Crypt Sessions Series
December 21, 2017

Unison Media is excited to announce Season 3 of its acclaimed concert series The Crypt Sessions, featuring intimate classical music and opera performances in the remarkable Crypt chapel underneath the Church of the Intercession in Harlem. The season will begin February 1, 2018, with the Attacca Quartet performing Beethoven's extraordinary String Quartet Op. 132.

B RNS Releases New Song 'I DON'T WANT U BACK'
B RNS Releases New Song 'I DON'T WANT U BACK'
December 20, 2017

Platinum-selling Interscope recording artist B RNS releases a new song, I Don't Want U Back, available now via all digital retailers

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Announce New Record 'Black Coffee'
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Announce New Record 'Black Coffee'
December 6, 2017

It has been 4 years since 2013's critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and number 1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by singer-songwriter and blues-rock powerhouse Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa.

John Mayer Rushed to Hospital for Emergency Surgery
John Mayer Rushed to Hospital for Emergency Surgery
December 5, 2017

TMZ.com reports that John Mayer has been admitted to a New Orleans hospital for an emergency appendectomy.

SONS OF APOLLO Announces First String Of U.S. Shows As Part Of Worldwide Tour
SONS OF APOLLO Announces First String Of U.S. Shows As Part Of Worldwide Tour
November 29, 2017

SONS OF APOLLO--former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) will be hitting the road in 2018 for their first-ever highly anticipated worldwide tour, which kicks off in Tampa, FL on February 3 as part of the Cruise To The Edge, which will be sailing to Belize and Costa Maya.

2018 GRAMMY AWARDS - Who Got Snubbed?
2018 GRAMMY AWARDS - Who Got Snubbed?
November 28, 2017

With each year, Grammy Award nominations bring about emotions of excitement, surprise and some times, rage.

Born Ruffians Set North American Tour Dates, New Album 'Uncle, Duke & the Chief' out 2/16
Born Ruffians Set North American Tour Dates, New Album 'Uncle, Duke & the Chief' out 2/16
November 28, 2017

Critically acclaimed Toronto band Born Ruffians are touring North America this spring in celebration of the upcoming release of their fifth studio album, Uncle, Duke & The Chief (out February 16 on Yep Roc Records).

Huoratron's 'XXVI Crimes of Love' To Be Released 12/8 on Last Gang Records
Huoratron's 'XXVI Crimes of Love' To Be Released 12/8 on Last Gang Records
November 21, 2017

Earlier this year, Huoratron aka Finnish producer Aku Raski announced his sophomore album, XXVI Crimes of Love, the follow up to his 2012 debut Cryptocracy. Today he announces it's due for release December 8th on Last Gang Records. Pre-order is available this Friday, November 24th.

Lil Peep Passes Away at 21
Lil Peep Passes Away at 21
November 16, 2017

Billboard.com reports that rapper and YouTube star Lil Peep has passed away.

alt-J Release Sweeping New Video for 'Pleader'
alt-J Release Sweeping New Video for 'Pleader'
November 15, 2017

alt-J have released a new video for their track 'Pleader' off of their new album RELAXER.

New Björk Single “Blissing Me”
New Björk Single “Blissing Me”
November 15, 2017

Blissing Me is the second single to come from Bj rk's forthcoming ninth studio album Utopia. The video is directed by Tim Walker and Emma Dalzell, featuring makeup by Hungry and shot in one single take in Iceland.

Lara Downes to Release Her Sony Music Debut Album 'For Lenny'
Lara Downes to Release Her Sony Music Debut Album 'For Lenny'
November 15, 2017

Pianist Lara Downes will release her new album For Lenny, a tribute to Leonard Bernstein in honor of his centennial celebration, February 9, 2018, on Sony Classical.

Flobots Announce Rise + Shine Tour 2018 Midwest And East Coast Dates
Flobots Announce Rise + Shine Tour 2018 Midwest And East Coast Dates
November 14, 2017

Today, alternative hip-hop rock band Flobots announced the second leg of dates for their RISE + SHINE Tour, in support of their recently released fourth album, NOENEMIES

Cold Chisel's Biggest Live Release Ever!
Cold Chisel's Biggest Live Release Ever!
November 9, 2017

Legendary Australian rock band, Cold Chisel, release their biggest ever live album package, an almost-3 hour concert event called The 'Last Stand' of the Sydney Entertainment Centre - The Live Tapes - Vol 4 tomorrow ahead of their only 2017 shows at Wrest Point Lawns in Hobart on 22 November and the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 on 25 November.

Rufus Wainwright to Make Special Appearance with Jane Birkin at Carnegie Hall
November 9, 2017

A special limited edition version of actress, singer, songwriter and fashion icon Jane Birkin's orchestral album tribute to late husband Serge Gainsbourg, Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique, is set for release November 10.

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran Releases 'Perfect' Music Video
VIDEO: Ed Sheeran Releases 'Perfect' Music Video
November 9, 2017

Billboard.com reports that while Ed Sheeran is sidelined due to an injury from his bicycle accident, it won't stop him from giving his fans what they want as the singer-songwriter released the official video for his song 'Perfect', documenting a ski trip in the mountains of Hintertux, Austria.

Don't Believe In Ghosts Premiere Video For 'I Want Nothing'
Don't Believe In Ghosts Premiere Video For 'I Want Nothing'
October 31, 2017

Don't Believe In Ghosts premiered the video for their single 'I Want Nothing' off of their debut album GIVE IT MEANING on VEVO today.

WATCH: Niall Horan On His First Solo Album 'Flicker' on TODAY
WATCH: Niall Horan On His First Solo Album 'Flicker' on TODAY
October 26, 2017

BillboardBillboard.com reports that Niall Horan stopped by NBC's Today show to perform at Rockefeller Plaza on Oct. 26, 2017 in New York City to promote his debut album, Flicker.

BWW Review: 'CULT OF CHUCKY' Returns with Gore, Mayhem and Laughs
BWW Review: 'CULT OF CHUCKY' Returns with Gore, Mayhem and Laughs
October 25, 2017

The little red-headed homicidal doll has returned and decided to bring a few allies, and some hilarity along for a campy ride!



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